Music in the Galant Style

Music in the Galant Style

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Music in the Galant Style is an authoritative and readily understandable study of the core compositional style of the eighteenth century. Gjerdingen adopts a unique approach, based on a massive but little-known corpus of pedagogical workbooks used by the most influential teachers of the century, the Italian partimenti. He has brought this vital repository of compositional methods into confrontation with a set of schemata distilled from an enormous body of eighteenth-century music, much of it known only to specialists, formative of the "galant style."show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 213.36 x 281.94 x 38.1mm | 1,474.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 29 halftones, 299 music examples
  • 0195313712
  • 9780195313710
  • 554,097

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Gjerdingen has provided us with an invaluable inventory of eighteenth-century galant style, a rich resource that captures, explains, and (more or less) codifies familiar musical gestures for our delectation and further investigation. * W. Dean Sutcliffe, Music & Letters * a dynamic, mobile view of how galant music came about * Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland * a strikingly original account that emphasizes the transnational and even iperial matrix of this rise and, by implication, that of the period's most cherished ideals of music, which represents a high achievement indeed * Ludwig Holtmeier, Eighteenth-Century Music *show more

About Robert O. Gjerdingen

Robert Gjerdingen is Professor of Music at Northwestern University's School of Musicshow more

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An excellent book with a fresh look into the music of the eighteenth century. A must have for those who are interested in the music of this more
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